Madeline Baker, Development and External Relations Coordinator

  • Maintain and conduct a high-level analysis of top potential donors, CAS rating and tracking system
  • Provide regular reports and research to assist in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
  • Partner with College Chief Development Officer on engaging top supporters and volunteers
  • Develop and implement targeted fundraising efforts with annual donors, foundations, and community organizations

madeline.baker2@cwru.edu
216-368-4415

Sophia Ciancone, Internal Communications Manager

  • Promote the stories and successes of the college both within the college, through art/sci update and the college’s social media channels, and universitywide.
  • Manage all internal communications in the Dean’s Office.
  • Liaise between University Marketing and Communications (UMC) and the college.

sophia.ciancone@cwru.edu

Tron Compton-Engle, Director of Information Technology

  • Strategic vision and priorities for technology
  • Liaison between the College and UTech for development improvement in all technology related areas
  • Suggest and manage technology to enhance classrooms, meeting spaces, and performance venues
  • IT support, server administration, web site management

tron.compton-engle@cwru.edu
216-368-0975

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Cassie Cook, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

  • Dean’s Office communications and research for donor outreach
  • Development liaison to University Marketing and Communications to work to improve communications
  • Gift and endowment correspondence including acknowledgements and activity reporting
  • Create and administer all aspects of a stewardship master plan for the College of Arts and Sciences

cassie.cook@cwru.edu
216-368-0096

Emily Curto, Coordinator to the Associate Deans

emily.curto@cwru.edu
216-368-4413

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Arthur Evenchik, Assistant to the Dean – Special Projects

  • Coordinator, Emerging Scholars Program: mentoring, academic support and development efforts
  • Editor, art/sci magazine and other college communications

arthur.evenchik@cwru.edu
216-368-0430

Dan Farst, IT Support and Security Manager

  • Manages IT support responses and IT projects for the College
  • Computer Refresh Program and IT budget
  • Systems Administrator for the College’s servers and Cloud resources
  • IT Security for College servers, cloud resources, endpoint devices, and IT systems

daniel.farst@cwru.edu
216-368-2375

Janean Hite, Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Planning

  • Annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and 3 yr planning 
  • Financial guidance to the College and approve financial transactions
  • Ensure University and College financial procedures and practices are being followed

janean.hite@cwru.edu
216-368-3843

Dee Dee Holmes, Finance Coordinator

  • Assistant to Director & Assistant Director
  • Reconcile Monthly Expenses for CAS Accounts 
  • Process all reimbursements for CAS Departments

dolores.holmes@cwru.edu
216-368-4842

Kaleb Kaschalk, Director of Major Gifts

  • Visit CWRU alumni and friends to share updates and identify areas of interest for investment
  • Solicit major gifts for the College
  • Steward donors to the College

kaleb.kaschalk@cwru.edu
216-368-2949

John McCreery, Director of Special Gifts

 

john.mccreery2@cwru.edu
216-368-5006

Duke Murphy, Development Manager

  • Manage a portfolio of donors with the partnership of the Associate Dean of Development and External Relations and other development staff
  • Oversight of annual giving, donor engagement, stewardship, and special fundraising projects, and relationship management support for high-level donors

derek.murphy@cwru.edu
216-368-0100

Amanda Ross, Assistant Dean, Research Administration and Grant Development

  • Strategy and operations lead for CAS research administration and development team
  • Oversight of pre-award support systems including identification of external funding, proposal development, grantsmanship advice, and research education resource development
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including foundations, program officers, and other outside agencies
  • Guidance regarding post-award compliance and progress reports

amanda.ross@cwru.edu
216-368-6675

Bill Sluzewski, Director of National Development

  • Visit CWRU alumni and friends to share updates and identify areas of interest for investment
  • Solicit major gifts for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Steward donors to the College

bill.sluzewski@cwru.edu
216-368-6913

Eric Stephens, Executive Director of Development

eric.stephens2@cwru.edu
216-368-2487

Lee Thompson, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

  • External Reviews (Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission)
  • A&S Graduate Committee 
  • Curriculum ( A&S Committee on Educational Programs,the FSCUE Curriculum Committee, PRIME, new programs and interdisciplinary programs)
  • New faculty orientation
  • Consensual Relationship Policy

lee.thompson@cwru.edu
216-368-6477

Amy Trostle, Manager, Research Administration and Grant Development

  • Identification and communication of external funding to CAS faculty
  • Preparation & Submission of proposals for external funding, including but not limited to checklist creation, submission process facilitation, budgeting, editing, grantsmanship advice, etc.
  • Progress report support
  • Development of Faculty Research Education Resources

amy.trostle@cwru.edu
216-368-4659

Lynne Valencic, Grants Specialist

  • SPARTA funding proposals: budgets for accuracy and completeness
  • SPARTA funding proposals: humanities and arts
  • Effort certification

lynne.valencic@cwru.edu
216-368-4527

Peter Whiting, Professor and Associate Dean

  • Director of SAGES
  • Coordinates admission activities and correspondence for the College
  • Represents the College on learning outcomes and accreditation committees
  • Reviews FT and PT lecturer appointment paperwork
  • Monitor enrollments in College courses

peter.whiting@cwru.edu
216-368-3989